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DMYC Regatta Kicks off Dun Laoghaire Summer Sailing Season on Dublin Bay

7th June 2018
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Entries for the DMYC Regatta 2018 have been brisk over recent days ranging from J109’s to Lasers, with the regular Dublin Bay One Design classes such as Ruffians (pictured above), Flying Fifteens and Shipmans are well represented Entries for the DMYC Regatta 2018 have been brisk over recent days ranging from J109’s to Lasers, with the regular Dublin Bay One Design classes such as Ruffians (pictured above), Flying Fifteens and Shipmans are well represented Photo: Afloat.ie

DMYC kicks off the 2018 Dun Laoghaire Regatta season this Saturday with their “King of the Bay” regatta. It looks as if the weather gods are still favouring this weekend's sailing activities, with a Northeasterly, 10–knots forecast and a likelihood of a sea breeze filling in, to make sailing more interesting.

Racing starts for the cruisers and yachts at 11.30 off the West Pier, and at12.00 for the dinghies in Seapoint Bay. While the Dublin Bay hut is still not in position, it is planned to be put in place on Saturday morning after alteration to the base structure. “We also have a Plan B”, says DMYC's Neil Colin.

In what the DMYC describes as 'an effort to shake up the traditional regatta format' and 'encourage entries from outside the traditional Dublin Bay Sailing Club classes', the cruiser/yacht racing is on a semi–coastal course, while the dinghies race initially in a pursuit race “hare & tortoise” style, where the leader at the time limit is the winner, followed by a traditional PY handicap race.

"Cruiser/yacht racing is on a 'semi–coastal' course"

Entries have been brisk over the recent days ranging from J109’s to Lasers, with the regular Dublin Bay One Design classes such as Ruffians, Flying Fifteens and Shipmans are well represented.

The entry is available on the club website here. As a special encouragement, the late entry fee has been waived.

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